August

 

 

23        The Hidden History of the Ethan Allen Homestead

            4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In 1808, a shootout occurred near the Ethan Allen Homestead that resulted in one of the First hangings in Vermont. Join us on the 23rd of August as author Gary Shattuck leads us on a private tour of the site where it occurred, and Pete Sutherland performs his song "The Black Snake and the Fly." Reception will follow.

Admission: $50 All proceeds will benefit the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum



 

 

30        Experience History Workshop: Breeches, Stays, Weskits, and Petticoats

         10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our Experience History Workshop as our staff demonstrates the proper wear of 18th century clothing in all of its parts! Not only learn about these clothes, but try them on and wear them on your tour of Ethan Allen's house!

Included in the price of admission 


 


 

September 21 Whiskey on the Lake

4:00 p.m.  Free Admission

Rather than risk being caught along the roads that crisscrossed the United States-Canadian border in New York and Vermont, many professional smugglers and others avoided lawmen altogether by using the open waters of Lake Champlain. Learn how these outlaws smuggled alcohol into the United States from Canada and how the U.S. Customs officers tried their best to stop the seemingly never-ending flow of booze between 1920 and 1933.

Join us for this exciting talk by Dr. Scott McLaughlin!